General Studies B (2765)

We are not developing a new A-level General Studies qualification due to government changes to A-levels.

This is our outgoing A-level specification, available for re-sits only.

As an alternative, you may like to consider our Extended Project Qualification, which we have recently updated to meet the changing needs of students, teachers and universities.

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This specification consists of two AS units and two A2 units. The units have coordinated topics across five areas of study: Science and Technology, Society and Politics, Arts and Media, Business and Industry, Beliefs and Values.

The specification has been designed to:

  • explore different ways of knowing
  • focus on contemporary issues
  • develop students' ability to argue from evidence
  • foster enquiry and critical thinking about interconnecting issues
  • enable a variety of teaching approaches according to individual circumstance
  • encourage thinking across specialist subjects, to broaden students' minds
  • contribute towards the AQA Bacc as a Breadth of study element
  • develop students' ability to make inferences from data, images and documentary sources, to argue a case and draw reasonable conclusions.

Related specifications

There is a choice of specifications for this subject. Please check with your teacher or exams officer if you are not sure which to select.


The last January exams for AS and A2 were in January 2013.
The exams are now only in June due to Changes to A-levels.

Codes and references

Qualification type A-level
Specification title General Studies B
Specification code 2765
Certification code 1766 AS
2766 A2
QAN codes 50022428

Updates to General Studies B (2765)

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